26 September 2023

Bulky waste collection cleans up

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Bulky waste collection services have continued to roll out across Canberra with residents in Woden, Weston, Molonglo, the inner-north and the inner-south now enjoying access.

Minister for Transport and City Services, Chris Steel said more than 400 residents had pre-booked their first bulky waste collection since the booking system became available to all suburbs nearly a month ago.

“These have now started, which means Canberrans can quickly and easily get rid of unwanted bulky items,” Mr Steel said.

“More than 6,000 ACT households have saved themselves a trip to the tip since collections began in July last year,” he said.

“We have fast-tracked the rollout so that every Canberra household can dispose of the bulky household items they no longer need, including items that can be rehomed to support local charities.”

Mr Steel said every Canberra household was eligible to book one free collection per year of up to two cubic metres for a range of items, including furniture, household appliances, white goods and electrical equipment.

The Minister said many items collected through the service had found new homes in the community through charity organisations like GIVIT, The Salvation Army and Vinnies.

“So far the service has achieved a 42 per cent resource recovery rate which is a fantastic result and more than four times the national average of 10 per cent,” he said.

“It means that we’re diverting valuable metals, white goods and other items from going to landfill and giving some items a second life whilst providing a valuable service to the community.”

Mr Steel said first-time participants should be aware that hazardous materials such as batteries and fuel must be removed from bulky waste items before collection.

Further information on the service, including how to book a collection, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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